In this activity, students will read several nonfiction texts around a similar topic. They will compare, analyze, and synthesize the ideas in the texts and may draw new conclusions about the topic. In this example, students will read My Librarian is a Camel, “Books Through Bars”, and “A Book Bike Brings the Library to Parks”.
- My Librarian is a Camel: Children in countries around the world receive books in a variety of ways: camel, elephant, boat, bicycle, wheelbarrow, and more!
- “Books Through Bars”: A Brooklyn group called “Books Through Bars”, collects donated books and sends them to inmates.
- “A Book Bike Brings the Library to Parks”: Evanston Public Library, in Illinois, has a new book bike: a yellow, motorized bicycle with a cart carrying fifty popular books that delivers to parks and community centers.
Lesson Plan Reference
Grade Level 4-5
Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)
Type of Assignment Individual or Partner
Common Core Standards
[ELA-Literacy/RI/5/9] Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.
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